28 December 2015

What have you done to me, 2015?

It's almost 2016 and 2015 will soon be a history, people will remember as it went for them. Good, bad, worse, THE WORST or maybe magical. I woke up today and did a dramatic realization in my mind that how many things have changed this year so far: 
I moved to a town that I never liked and found the freedom and happiness I craved for too long. I cut my hair too short that my amma nearly skipped a few heart beats. I turned my instagram into a glorious little thing. I failed my goodreads challenge but I read more books than the previous year.
I adopted a cactus. I bought a wreck this journal and got it in a mail today (YAYOMGYAY)

And then, I realized, 2015 had been a true enemy, the kind of enemy you don't mind to have. An enemy that destroys gracefully and leaves you with an awe. This is my relationship with an almost gone year. 

Also, I will always remember 2015as the year that turned me into a "grow up" person since I turned 18 this year and got a real job for a week and travelled a lot that my 2013 year self could die of surprise and shock. I felt older, maybe more than 18, at some points. This year, I felt stronger and weaker at the same time, so I can say that this year made me feel a human who has responsibilities and abilities and someone who can make mistakes and live with them. 

So, looking back at 2015, it brought a lot of beautiful mail packages and heart breaks and bad habits and good intentions and a lot of struggle and a heck lot progress.

-I survived the 7 months with this song called Blank Space which I'm sure the best thing Taylor Swift did to me, 200% sure actually.

-Create was my word for 2015 and I actually nailed it, I've created more stuff and journl pages than I have done. I also turned my backpack into a little tumblr blog (its drawing is attached on the page)

How was your 2015?

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  1. Loved this post. Found it really relatable and similarly I'm ready to begin the New Year and leave 2015 behind. Although, I guess I can thank it for making me grow up too.

    - Holly x


  2. Thinking of the past year like the best sort of enemy is making me feel more at peace with my past year. This post is just what I needed to hear.


  3. Congratulations on all that you accomplished this year! I have heard that Wreck This Journal is so much fun.

  4. Nice to hear you had so many great experiences in 2015 and I really hope you have a good 2016 but even better :) You have a great blog by the way! Thanks for visiting and commenting on mine :)


  5. This year has been cool for me! Found a new app, that let's me read way more books than I ever could see in paper back!

  6. LOVED this post, Areeba. I hope 2016 will be one hella rad + successful year for you (and me!) and we won't have to act like crazy kids for lots of stuff. Wink.

    Noor | Noor's Place

  7. 2015 is one of the most significant years of my life. I have a gianormous post in the making! YOU and Noor have been my inspiration of 2015. That's official. Your blogs, your art projects, your creativity, and the youthfulness of your prose and poetry have awakened a very energetic me. Love you!

  8. Happy New Year! I'm glad 2015 made you grow as a person!


  9. It sounds like you've grown and experienced so much this year!! I can't wait to see what 2016 brings for you!

  10. I recently discovered your blog and it is so lovely! Happy 2016!


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